Florida Deputy Fired for Covering Up High Profile Sex Crimes against Children

Investigators with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office says that Deputy Michael McNeely was responsible for covering up sex crimes against children and failing to properly investigate the charges.

It’s claimed that 24 of a total of 35 cases assigned to Deputy McNeely were never followed through with proper investigating, and there’s potential that McNeely was outright protecting the individuals who were suspects in those crimes.

Out of those cases in which were assigned to Deputy McNeely it’s believed that the majority were involving high profile offenders, involved in sex crimes against children.

One of those cases which wasn’t properly investigated was the case of a fifteen year old who was waiting in line with her parents at a grocery store.

The suspect, a millionaire real estate developer, had admitted to authorities that he actually took his cell phone and stuck it under the girl’s skirt, filming her underwear.

Several witnesses in that case saw the entire event unfold and told the girl and her parents. Two years passed by and the phone from the suspect was never seized by police so no video evidence could be compiled for prosecution.

However, due to McNeely’s failure to charge the suspect nothing ever came of the case, even though the perpetrator had admitted to being responsible.

Upon examination of the records in that case it was determined that McNeely not only had a full confession but has witnessed video surveillance of the entire crime but didn’t pursue charges.

Such a case led new investigators last year who were handed McNeely’s case files to believe there was potential he was covering up the crimes, possibly for profit, although that could never be proved.

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